The City of Raleigh is the 2nd largest city in North Carolina with a population of 471,317 as of July 1, 2019. Raleigh ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.
The primary coordinate point for Raleigh is located at latitude 35.7721 and longitude -78.6386 in Wake County. The formal boundaries for the City of Raleigh encompass a land area of 144.12 sq. miles and a water area of 1.08 sq. miles. Wake County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 315 feet.
While the primary coordinates for City of Raleigh are located in Wake County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Durham County.
The City of Raleigh (GNIS ID: 2404590) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Raleigh: Wake Court House.
HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX
|Raleigh, NC Housing Affordability Index is 124
State of North Carolina Housing Affordability Index is 140
|The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.|
|Raleigh, NC Wealth Index is 96
State of North Carolina Wealth Index is 84
|The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.|
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|Population in Households||452,242|
|Population in Familes||323,746|
|Population in Group Qrtrs||19,075|
|Median Household Income||$65,704|
|Average Household Income||$93,349|
|Per Capita Income||$37,989|
|Total Housing Units||207,084 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||98,630 (47.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||92,676 (44.8%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||15,777 ( 7.6%)|
|Median Home Value||$261,127|
|Housing Affordability Index2||124|
|Average Household Size||2.36|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||2.78%|
|Per Capita Income||2.42%|
The table below compares Raleigh to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.
|Total Population||# 2||100th|
|Population Density||# 2||100th|
|Diversity Index||# 87||88th|
|Median Household Income||# 108||86th|
|Per Capita Income||# 84||89th|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.